A Simple Start Tips

We're asking you the question "What simplifies your life?" Share your tips and tricks on making life a little more simple. Tim and Pam will select 10 tips and the submitter will receive one of 10 great prizes! Share your tip here or view the others below.

Here are the tips we've received:

Bendy Straws for kids

Category: Parenting

If you have little kids, keep a bunch of bendy straws in one of those plastic cases you put a toothbrush in for traveling. Kids are always trying to bend the non-bendy ones when you get something to drink, spilling when trying to drink out of a cup or bottle, or getting bored (fun toy in a pinch!). A toothbrush case of bendy straws keeps them clean, confined, and in a small enough container that they can fit in any bag easily.

Save time when it comes to mail

Category: Time Management

Only touch paper (e.g. mail) one time. Read it, discard it, file it, place it in the "to be paid" slot or where ever it's appropriate. You save lots of time by not repeatedly picking up the same thing multiple times, re-reading enough to see what it is and then laying it down again to repeat the process over and over.